Lighthearted Laughs at A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

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Sometimes I enjoy watching a play without any preconceived ideas. I didn’t know much about A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder prior to the performance, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was so lighthearted and FUN!

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I know it seems odd to make murder lighthearted, but this play achieved it with an incredible cast. No spoilers, but make sure that you stay until the very end of the play so that you catch an important detail.

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The Plot

Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

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The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, Gentleman’s Guide received ten 2014 Tony® Award nominations, eventually winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Book of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, and received a 2015 Grammy® Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

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Critics across the country are raving about Gentleman’s Guide, hailed as “one of the best new Broadway musicals in years” by Time Out Chicago. The New York Times raved “Gentleman’s Guide will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.” The San Francisco Chronicle applauded Gentleman’s Guide as “one delight after another,” and the Hollywood Reporter enthused Gentleman’s Guide “restores our faith in musical comedy!”

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder will play the Aronoff Center from January 3 – 8, 2017

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM

Friday at 8:00PM

Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM.


Tickets for Gentleman’s Guide start at $30.

They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit


For additional information on Gentleman’s Guide, visit

* Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Disclosure: I received tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

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